Heart and Cardiovascular

  1. DOUSE your heartburn with this natural “candy”

    It’s that time of year again! 

    You know, when it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE to avoid overeating. 

    There’s turkey and all the fixings at Thanksgiving… Christmas hams and cookies … and all of those holiday dinner parties with friends.  

    And before long, you start to “feeling the flames”... and I’m not talking about the Yule Log.  

    Nope, it’s that heartburn fire in your stomach – and it can burn all the way up into your throat.  

    Luckily, there’s a natural “candy” that can calm even the most nagging heartburn 

    It’s cheap… easy to get your hands on… and I use it in my practice all the time.  

    The “candy cure” for heartburn 

    First, let me tell you what you DON’T want to do – and that’s take proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium and Prilosec.  

    Recent research has revealed that taking PPIs on a regular basis increases your risk of infectious gastroenteritis by a WHOPPING 70 percent.  

    That’s a dangerous bacterial infection of the stomach that can land you in a hospital.  

    Scientists believe this is because the stomach acids that are blocked by PPIs also provide the first line of defense against these nasty bugs. Remove the acids, and you open the door for these bad bacteria to take up residence.  

    If you take PPIs regularly, you’re also at higher risk for liver and kidney diseases… heart attack and stroke… and even dementia.  

    So, if you want to douse those burning flames in your belly and throat, try deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) instead.  

    DGL boosts your natural mucus production. This acts as a barrier to excess acid and protects your stomach and esophagus 

    This barrier allows your tissues to HEAL, and STOPS the damage in its tracks! 

    I’ve used DGL (made from REAL licorice… not the kind you find in the candy aisle) with my own patients. And the results are INCREDIBLE. 

    You can find DGL tablets in your local health store or online. Just chew two tablets slowly for 15 minutes before every meal and at bedtime.  

  2. This easy-to-spot wrinkle is a “red flag” for deadly heart disease

    Let’s face it, every time you check your reflection there could be another new wrinkle staring back at you. 

    Maybe you’ve even learned to ignore them. 

    But you’ll want to take a closer look after you read this… 

    Because ONE type of wrinkle isn’t just an annoying part of getting older – it’s actually an important sign of hidden heart disease. 

    The sign to look for: deep forehead wrinkles. 

    New research out of France shows that men and women with deeply furrowed brows are ten times more likely to die from heart disease! 

    Now, we’re not talking light or shallow lines. We’re talking deep wrinkles that track across the forehead.  

    If you have a smooth forehead, you have the least risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event. 

    You may be wondering whether this particular type of wrinkle matters more than other types of wrinkles.  

    Good question. The answer is yes – it does. The researchers found that crow’s feet and other wrinkles played no role at all. 

    Scientists believe the reason is that your forehead has smaller blood vessels. When there’s hardening of the arteries and plaque build-up, the lack of blood flow shows up fastest where the blood vessels are small.  

    In other words, in your forehead. 

    This matches up with another sign of hidden heart disease: earlobe creases. It’s called Frank’s sign, after the doctor who discovered it, Dr. Sanders T. Frank.  

    The area is similarly fueled by tiny blood vessels.  

    To spot earlobe creases, check for a diagonal wrinkle across your earlobe. It looks like you folded your ear lobe in half and it left a crease. Its presence has been linked to a 45% higher risk of heart attack or stroke. 

    Of course, there are other more conventional signs of heart disease, like high blood pressure. But these two “wrinkle-indicators” are easy to see with your own eyes. 

  3. How to keep your heart SAFE (Even if you’re eating JUNK)

    In some ways, I’m like a lot of doctors – I’m always preaching to my patients about the importance of eating well. But I secretly wonder how many of them leave my office and make a bee-line for the McDonald’s drive-through. Believe me, I get it… sort of. We’re surrounded by fast food and processed “convenience” foods that promise to...
  4. “Forbidden” food SLASHES heart attack risk

    So-called health “experts” have been trying to get you to quit red meat for YEARS. They’d stamp a skull and crossbones right on your porterhouse if they could! They’ll even tell you that red meat can cause everything from heart disease to cancer. The only problem? It’s all LIES and propaganda – and a new study proves it. In fact...
  5. The hysterectomy risk women are NEVER warned about

    Ladies, if you’re living with a condition like fibroids or endometriosis, you know how excruciating it can be. And when you’re doubled over in pain, having your uterus removed may sound like the relief you’ve been waiting for. Take my uterus… PLEASE! But according to a new study, you should think twice before having a hysterectomy — because it could...
  6. Firing up the grill? Read this first

    There’s nothing like a juicy, perfectly charred piece of meat for dinner, is there? And if you’re like me (and half of Americans are), Labor Day’s passing won’t stop you from grilling! But whether you’re a year-round grilling master or a summertime BBQ champ, there’s a trick to cooking your tri-tip or rib rack that you need to know before...
  7. Breathe easy with this ‘meat vitamin’

    Ah, autumn. It’s just a week away now… and that crisp fall air will sure feel refreshing after the sticky days of summer. And while those first colorful leaves may have already started to swirl through the air, there’s something else out there that you CAN’T see. And it’s just biding its time, waiting to weasel its way into your...
  8. Don’t fall for this new antidepressant SCAM

    I’ve been practicing medicine for 40 years, and I’ve seen Big Pharma use every sleazy trick in the book to make a buck. But this time, it’s gone WAY too far… I don’t need to tell you that antidepressant use is EXPLODING in America right now. Prescriptions are up 65 percent over the past 15 years. And the drug companies...
  9. Slash your risk of stroke WITHOUT risky blood thinners

    Q: I was diagnosed with a-fib. Are there any herbs or integrative therapies that might be of value? GR: When it comes to managing atrial fibrillation and other heart conditions, I'm a big proponent of using intravenous nutrients (rather than risky blood thinners) to ease symptoms and prevent further damage from clots or stroke. That’s why I turn to the...
  10. The heart attack warning sign you shouldn't ignore

    This time of year, everyone's looking to beat the summer heat. And whether that means taking a dip in the pool or hiding out in an air-conditioned movie theater, finding ways to stay cool can be lots of fun. But guys, there's one place you DON'T want things to cool off. The bedroom! When things aren't "sizzling" with your special...

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